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enterotoxemia

Definition:
Disease caused by the liberation of exotoxins of Clostridium perfringens in the intestines of sheep, goats, cattle, foals, and piglets. Type B enterotoxemia in lambs is lamb dysentery; type C enterotoxemia in mature sheep produces "struck", and in calves, lambs and piglets it produces hemorrhagic enterotoxemia; type D enterotoxemia in sheep and goats is pulpy-kidney disease or overeating disease.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Entry Terms:
  • enterotoxaemia
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/15162
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2013-01-14